• 0-12 years - ADSA Christmas party - reminder

  • ADSA Online Auction – SNEAK PEAK!

  • Workshop opportunities – Real World Living Transition Hui 1st November

  • NZDSA Information Session – The F-Words

  • Down for Love Season 2: Casting Call

  • Carer Support & IF Reminder

  • Tickets: World of Magic

A reminder to register for our kids Christmas party on 20th November at Kiwi Valley Farm.  This event is for ADSA families who have a child with Down syndrome age between 0-12.  Siblings may also attend.  All details are at the Eventbrite link.
Check facebook and the next e-news for details on the following events this term.
  • Coffee Group 10th November – Albany (venue TBC) watch out on facebook.
  • Parents catch up – any age- Flourish Café, Takapuna – date TBC
We are excited to announce that our online fundraiser will start on 24th October 8pm!  You can take a sneak peak and register to bid via this link
The auction website works a just like trade me.  It is totally legitimate, and we have use several times previously.  Payments after the auction will be direct to ADSA bank account – so we don’t lose any money on stripe or website fees.
Please help us to make this a huge success by sharing the link next week on your social media, with family, friends and work places.  We will be doing a lot of sharable social media – but personal Facebook posts or direct emails to your network are always most effective.
Our goal is to raise $4000 towards the ongoing operation of ADSA funding some of aspects of our children’s Christmas party and social clubs which can’t be covered with usual funding grants.
If you have something to donate – its not too late.  Just contact Xuan (  We will be adding items over the weekend, and throughout the auction.

Real World Living – Central/East Auckland Hui.

Are you a family member who has a child leaving school in the next 4 years or has already left school . Do you have questions regarding their future, want to understand the process when a person finishes school and another other questions. You are very welcome to attend.  We HIGHLY RECOMMEND. This is for the east/central Auckland but you are more than welcome if you live anywhere in Auckland as the information is relevant for everyone across.

1st November on zoom 10am-12pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 873 5565 9027
Passcode: 820344

The F-Words Life WHEEL – Zoom information session

Lucy Charles and Arul Hamill are both Occupational Therapists and will be sharing The F-Words Life Wheel which is an approach to facilitate meaningful conversations, enabling you to share your child’s story and to look at next steps or goals for the future.
Time: Nov 15, 2022 07:00 PM Auckland, Wellington
Meeting ID: 851 6235 8811
Passcode: 493833

The ‘F-Words’ focus on six key areas of child development. Family, Fun, Fitness, Future, Function and Friends.  You can learn a little more here, before attending the presentation:  More about F-Words

Down for Love Season 2 - Casting Call

Attitude is currently casting Down for Love Season 2, a primetime television series for TVNZ 2.

Made in consultation with NZDSA, Down for Love focuses on people living with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities and follows them as they navigate dating.  Candidates must be 18 years +.  Please contact Daniella: if you are interested.
With a sensitive and dignified approach, this documentary highlights the strength and diversity of the intellectually disabled community in New Zealand.
If you haven’t seen it already, you can check out Season 1 now on TVNZ+.

Carer Support & Individualised Funding (IF) - Flexibility Extended

It has been announced that the flexibility on use of these funds is extended until end February 2023.  Flexibility on Carer Support and IF Announcement
NOW is a great time to have a needs assessment and get some respite funding.  Don’t delay.  If you have applied and haven’t heard!  Chase it up!

World Festival of Magic 2022

The Remuera Lions Club are hosting the "World Festival of Magic" show again this year on Sunday 18th December 2022 @ Barfoot Stadium - Kohimarama. Show times are 11am, 2pm & 5pm.

The Remuera Lions Club and local businesses in the greater Auckland area sponsor special needs or disadvantaged children and their families to attend this world-class magic show for FREE. Their gift to the children at Christmas time! The show lasts approximately 90 minutes and is suitable for all ages. The show lasts approximately 90 minutes and is suitable for all ages.

If you would like tickets to this event (ADSA members only), please send your name, address and how many tickets you would like to One ticket per person attending.
Please email Xuan on or Paula on if you have any questions regarding the events and news highlighted in this update.
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